LOpSoc went once again to the Nuffield Theatre with a fresh and unique production of “The Mikado”, one of the most loved and best lasting Gilbert & Sullivan operettas
With a new aesthetic twist and setting, witty libretto and gorgeous music, this is a production to please newcomers and G&S fans alike.
"The outcome? Another wonderdul performance." - Soton Tab review
"...a brave attempt to explore a different side of the Japanese culture." - Daily Echo review
The tale begins when three children decide to fold origami figures. They play with their creations, naming each one and imagining a story for them. However the three friends do not always agree on the proceedings... Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado, fled the imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha. Disguised, he falls in love with Yum-Yum, who is already betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, the soft-hearted Lord High Executioner of Titipu. Meanwhile, Katisha discovers Nanki-Poo's whereabouts, and the Mikado send orders that an execution must happen within a month if the town wishes to keep its status. Intersecting love triangles, political intrigue, disguised identities and lots of origami meet in Titipu.
The largest auditorium on Campus, the Nuffield Theatre attracts a mixture of comedy, plays, dance and children's theatre. Once a year, a SUSUPA society pitch to perform in the Nuffield and its wider audience
PA/Under 16: £7:50
20 Performing Arts members took part in this production